RISIUS, Flora 1875-1934
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/19/2014 at 08:46:25
Former Grundy Resident Dies Saturday at Buffalo Center
Relatives here received word Sunday morning of the death Saturday evening of Mrs. Ben Resius at her home near Buffalo Center. She is the mother of Mrs. Henry Heikens. Mrs. Heikens was with her mother a number of days before the end came. Her husband joined her at Buffalo Center Sunday to remain until after the funeral, which was held yesterday.
Mrs. Recius formerly lived six miles west of Wellsburg. The family left here for Buffalo Center about 15 years ago. Mrs. Heikens is the only child. The husband is still living.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 July 1934, pg 3
Obituary Mrs. Flora Risius
Buffalo Center Tribune: Mrs. Flora Risius, nee Aeilts, was born in Grothusen Kreis, Emden, on Jan. 27, 1875. She was united in marriage to Ben Risius on May 11, 1897. It was not until 1902 that the young couple left Germany, to make their home in America. Until 1915 they resided in Grundy county, Iowa, at which time they moved to Buffalo Center. Mrs. Risius was a faithful member of the Reformed Church of Buffalo Center since 1916.
On July 10, she submitted to an operation from which, under the splendid care of the doctor and his staff of nurses, she was recovering nicely. Death came very suddenly and unexpectedly during the early mourning hours of July 22. She was so well on the preceding evening that Mr. Risius and his daughter returned home joyfully in the firm hope of seeing her in the morning--even to be able to take her home in a few days. But God's ways are not our ways. And before the family could be brought to the hospital, she had been summoned, and had heeded the call to the Beyond. She attained the age of 59 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Mrs. Risius leaves to mourn her loss her husband, and one daughter and her husband, Mr. Henry Heikens and Anna, of Wellsburg; also two grandchildren, Julius and Ben Heikens; and further, four brothers and one sister. Besides these, there are a larger number of relatives and friends, who sorrow with the immediate family, and extend to them their sincere sympathy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the home and at 10:30 o'clock at the Reformed church. There was a very large crowd present who came to pay their last respects to the departed one. A profusion of floral offerings spoke silent sympathy of those who mourned.
After the services a halt was made while lunch was served at the church basement to all in the company who were anticipating to accompany the body of Mrs. Risius to her final resting place in the Wellsburg cemetery where burial took place that afternoon. There were quite a large number of automobiles in the cortege conveying the relatives and friends from here. Rev. Wm. Everts had charge of the funeral services.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 August 1934, pg 3
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